Equal opportunity policies have been widely regarded as a means to level the playing field for all individuals, regardless of their background. However, it is crucial to recognize that equal opportunity does not necessarily translate to equal access. Despite the presence of these policies, many individuals still face significant barriers that prevent them from fully benefiting from the opportunities supposedly available to them. Only by thinking deeply about our society can we point out and name the challenges to equal access that we face. And by doing so, we can take further steps towards building a better world for ourselves and our children. Here are some key points to consider.
Combating systemic racism may seem like a lofty goal that an average person cannot tackle. But even individuals can make a difference if they have the right tools and engage with their surroundings.